Friday, March 2, 2012

Bead Soup Blog Hop

Today is the day!Let's all do the  Bead Soup Party Blog Hop! First a picture of the beads I received from my partner Menka Gupta. Menka sent me an amazing agate focal, some tiger eye, jade, freshwater pearls, lovely toggle clasp and more.
I really love the beautiful greens and carnelian colors in the focal and wanted to show it off properly. I tried several different designs and wasn't satisfied. I knew I wanted the focal to be displayed horizontally and wanted some sterling wire. After several false starts, I ended up with this.
I hammered a sterling frame and wrapped it with finer gauge wire adding three pretty briolettes. I used tiny silver seed beads for the necklace and included carnelian chips, agate rondelles, amazonite rondelles and tiger eye lozenges and squares. I am happy with the design and will create some earrings and a bracelet with the left over pieces.
Well I am heading off to Menka's blog to see what she made with the beads I sent her.


Hostess, Lori Anderson Special Book Sneak Peeks, Cindy Wimmer
1.  Adlinah Kamsir (Singapore) and Hajer Waheed (Kingdom of Bahrain)
2. Adrienn Lukacs (Hungary) and Agata Grygiel (Poland)
3.  Agi Kiss (Hungary) and Carolien Muller-Genger (the Netherlands)
4.  Agnes Asztalos (Hungary) and B.R. Kuhlman
7.  Alicia Marinache (Canada) and Dita Basu
15.  Bonnie Coursolle (Canada) and Fay Wolfenden (Canada)
16.  Carmel McGinley (Australia) and Tracy Stillman (Australia)
21.  Cheryl Brown (Canada) and Diana Ptaszynski
22.  Christina Stofmeel (the Netherlands) and Eva Kovacs (Hungary)
24.  Cilla Watkins (Canada) and Elaine Robitaille (Canada)
25.  Sabrina Straub (Switzerland) and Kathy Combs
32.  Dee Elgie (UK) and Joanne Lockwood (UK)
33.  Dian Hierschel (Germany) and Eniko Fabian (Austria)
37.  Doris Stumpf (Germany) and Eszter Czibulyas (Hungary)
39.  Elke Leonhardt-Rath (Germany) and Marjolein Trewavas (UK)
41.  Erika Nooteboom (the Netherlands) and Giorgia Rossini (Italy)
43.  Evelyn Duberry (Canada) and Gaea Cannaday
45.  Ginger Bishop (military, Okinawa) and Martina Nagele (Germany)
48.  Helene Goldberg (Australia) and Karen Vincent
54.  Joanna Matuszczyk (Poland) and Julianna Kis (Hungary)
55.  Joanne Tinley (UK) and Michaela Pabeschitz (Austria)
65.  Kristina Johansson (Sweden) and Penny Neville (Canada)
66.  Krisztina Erlaki-Toth (Hungary) and Nicole Keller (Germany)
76.  Lori Finney (Canada) and Marie-Noel Voyer-Cramp (Canada)
78.  Marta Kaczerowska (Poland) and Milla Starchik (Canada)
83.  Michelle Jensen and Sandra Young (Canada)
92.  Rosa Maria Cuevas (Mexico) and Tejae Floyde
93.  Sabine Dittrich (Germany) and Sally Russick
95.  Shanti Johnson and Tracy Mok (Canada)
97.  Sonya Stille and Traci Zeller (Canada)
98.  Stefanie Teufel (Germany) and Tania Hagen (New Zealand)

45 comments:

  1. It was interesting to see how you used the focal horizontally instead of the usual vertical way. Different and lots more fun I feel. You've got me curious about the other pieces you're planning to make.

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  2. they are lovely, what a great job!

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  3. Love what you made with the focal!

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  4. what a beautiful set! Love the pretty frame you created for the main focal! PS - your link on the link tool doesn't bring you to your post...

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  5. Very nice indeed. I hope you post pictures of the bracelet and earrings when you get the time. Would love to see them :) x

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  6. Love everything, especially the carnelian beads...the sterling frame is the perfect "frame" for your focal!

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  7. What a really neat solution to 'displaying it horizontally'!! I don't think I would have thought to turn it that way at all. That's one of the things I love about this hop, you really get to see how others think out of the box with their designs. Anyway. . .I can totally see wearing this necklace with any number of clothing combinations, dressed up or down. As well, I really like all the colors you incorporated into the chain of the necklace. I'm a sucker for color!

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  8. Lisa, The horizontal position of the focal bead is dynamite. I can see anyone enjoying the simplicity of your necklace yet feel like a million wearing it! Way to Go!

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  9. The agate focal bead looks like it's floating in the frame. Nice presentation!

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  10. Wonderful! love the colors and what you did with it ! I would wear that!!

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  11. You just inspired me! I've never thought to string a focal bead like that. Brilliant!

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  12. I really like the way you wired the focal, neat idea and it looks stunning!

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  13. I think you came up with a perfect frame for the focal and a nice delicate neck piece that lets it shine!

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  14. Beautiful and fun design. The focal is very clever, well done!

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  15. That's such a beautiful frame, Lisa. The focal is really showing in its entire glory, and the little dangles are the perfect match. Love it!

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  16. Very creative use of the frame for the agate focal. It's beautiful!

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  17. You were so creative with the focal bead! Nice work!

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  18. Really like how you framed the focal! Great job.

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  19. You really nailed it with framing your focal!

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  20. Very cool necklace - great job!

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  21. HOW COOL! I love that you changed the orientation of the pendant, and I have a new fondness for the thin wire work, too (I used a bit in my pieces). Stunning!

    I hope you'll join me again in the summer!

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  22. What a fun, summery necklace! I like the pendant hanging sideways, too. Beautiful work!

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  23. I never would have thought to make that focal horizontal. I love your solution to make it happen. Great job!

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  24. Lisa, you have done a wonderful job. Horizontal focal looks amazing.I love it. Eager to see what you will do with the remaining beads. Glad to be your partner.

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  25. Thanks to everyone! I am having so much fun with the blog hop!

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  26. Looks great, I like the wirework used to show off the pendant horizontally. Very creative.

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  27. I love the use of the focal in such a way. I also love the symmetry of the piece. Success!

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  28. Beautiful! The hammered circle really makes the piece!

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  29. Nice presentation of the focal bead! I would not have thought to use it horizontally. Nice wire work as well. Great use of your soup!

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  30. Love the way you set the focal, very nice!

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  31. Lisa, I LOVE that you used that pretty focal in such an unexpected way! Your necklace is just beautiful!

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  32. I like how you mounted the focal. It really shows it off well. Good job!

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  33. I love your necklace. It really has a beach feel to it. It is so helpful when you at least have one thing to start with - knowing you wanted the focal horizontal - and then it just seems to flow from there. It is really beautiful. Great job!

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  34. Beautiful soup and beautiful necklace!!

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  35. Beautiful necklace, pretty summer colors!

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  36. She sent you such beautiful colors to work with! I really love the focal in your piece! Beautiful job!

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  37. I just love what you did with the focal! Gorgeous!

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  38. Mmm...I really like this! One of favorite things is to add sterling to the warmer colors (especially gemstones). I think it makes both colors really stand out. Beautiful piece!

    Alesha

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  39. I love that necklace it is so simple. I like how you framed the bead! Great job :)

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  40. The colours in the focal are beauitful. I love how you've framed it.

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  41. Very interesting work on that focal! You did a great job on your stash.

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